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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong
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The monastery was built on the cliffs of Mt. Hengshan, one of the five most sacred mountains in China. The caves and halls are connected by winding corridors and bridges.
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“hanging temple” (76 reviews)
“fear of heights” (12 reviews)
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Hengshan, Datong, China
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hanging temple is absolutely impressive. Pictures already show it is, but it takes standing in front (or in it) to realize just how spectacular it is. Apart from the unusual set-up, the temple itself is also very nice. We visited the temple during a...More

2  Thank EBelMel
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Incredible site, both frm the ground and "up top". Very interesting in how it was built, but be warned, no health ad safety, so unless you have a good head for heights, take care. Tip...you can visit the entrance to the temple and wait there...More

1  Thank Bellcom
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

After the hotel offered to arrange transport for 220 RMB per person we managed to haggle down a price from CITS to 200 RMB total for the two of us - the CITS man tends to meet incoming trains from Beijing with business cards to...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Worth seeing. The temple is a distinct building feat and seems to mystically cling to the cliff face. The surrounding valley and mountains add to the atmosphere.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I have been to China many times, and this was one of my favorites!!!!! It is incredible to walk in the temple hanging from side of a cliff where different Eastern religions were all practiced. This and the Yungang Grottoes made our trip Datong so...More

Thank bwanash
Reviewed February 4, 2013

If you are in Datong, you definitely must see this Hanging Temple. You will be amazed at how people in the past had managed to build it. Careful on the steps up and down though, pretty steep and tiny. My old mom was afraid of...More

Thank xsh88
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We went back and forth on whether this and the grottos were worth it and ultimately stayed over a night in Datong to make the trip. Very glad that we did. The hanging monastery is small, but is pretty unique so its very memorable. Visiting...More

2  Thank Josh T
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We visited this temple in Nov 2011. It was possible to imagine those monks on ropes hanging from the cliff as they built this temple. Very primitive. Very real. Paths would be too dangerous to allow tourists if in the USA.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Incredible structure -- but not for those who are afraid of heights. Caper up and down stairs to visit many of the rooms that seem to be hanging onto the cliff, filled with marvelous Buddhist sculptures. A high point to my trip to China.

2  Thank formershrink
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a very impressive and unique site. I saw it with few visitors given the season and weather and wonder a bit how it is when more tourists are on the spot. Even so, I would recommend it. Entrance is 130 RMB. If possible,...More

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September 8, 2016|
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Response from Val C | Reviewed this property |
not that we are aware of there may be restrictions as to how many can go up at a time, but you can go up as many times as you want. There are other areas below that you can visit also.
August 24, 2016|
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Response from rhysw552016 | Reviewed this property |
oops - I forgot about the times....which are available on the internet for anyone with a computer... this also give you more information about time and distances....(costs is there too but if you're over 60 its... More
Sebastian M
April 25, 2016|
Response from Ianvss |
Have you found the answer for your question? I plan to go there in the next two weeks and don't know what to expect.
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